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How will having charcot-marie-tooth affect me down the road?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hereditary

Not all will be affected by this disorder. They are autosomal dominant

In brief: Hereditary

Not all will be affected by this disorder. They are autosomal dominant
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Phillip Gioia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Long term problem

Usually fails to shorten lifespan but will cause weakness in legs over the years.
Genetic testing may help predict which variant you have and how soon you will get leg weakness.

In brief: Long term problem

Usually fails to shorten lifespan but will cause weakness in legs over the years.
Genetic testing may help predict which variant you have and how soon you will get leg weakness.
Dr. Phillip Gioia
Dr. Phillip Gioia
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Difficult ambulation

Since CMT mostly effects the feet and legs early in life, what you might expect is difficulty with walking around and deformity of your feet.
You should be followed by an orthopedist or Physical medicine physician.

In brief: Difficult ambulation

Since CMT mostly effects the feet and legs early in life, what you might expect is difficulty with walking around and deformity of your feet.
You should be followed by an orthopedist or Physical medicine physician.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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